Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Hard to believe...

It's hard to believe that another year has come and gone. Seems like just yesterday that 17 little first graders walked into the room with nervouse smiles, aspirations of learning to read, ready to meet new friends and with a natural curiosity of what first grade would be. 
Here we are 9 months later, inches taller, TONS smarter and with so many memories and new experiences. I will miss this group... the laughter, the smiles, the jokes and so much more.
Enjoy the video walk through our year below!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Where in the world?


Today we utilized our map skills in an authentic way. We Skype'd with another 1st grade class somewhere in the world. We had to ask map questions to decide which state they were from and we had to do it in 20 questions or less. We asked questions such as "Are you on the east coast?", "Do you live in the southern US?", "Does your state border the Gulf of Mexico?" We were able to figure it out in 5 questions! Mrs Nelson's class was from Austin, TX.
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The answer is 13

The question is: How many 1st graders could sit in an eagle's nest?

We've been checking in on the Decorah Iowa eaglets via their live webcam. We found out that their nest is 6 1/2 feet in diameter! Wow!! There are 3 eaglets and they're getting big!
You can check them out here:
http://m.ustream.tv/decoraheagles

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Look what arrived!

Holy moly! Look what arrived this week in our classroom! There were a lot of nervous giggles but many of the kiddos warmed up to our new class pets. If you pet them they'll even squeak at you! Be sure to check them out when you're in for Writer's Tea this Friday!!

Monday, May 4, 2015

It's B day!

Bubbles that is!! We couldn't have asked for a better day to go out and blow a few bubbles! We had a lot of fun blowing and chasing bubbles!




Friday, May 1, 2015

Organisms



Check out the organisms we received this week, Pond Snails! Many thought twice about holding the snails but after observing them, most everybody did. The looks on kiddos' faces were priceless!!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Kahoot!

Ka- what?? Yes, Kahoot!!! 
We've been using a website called Kahoot to help us review and reinforce various concepts that we're learning in class. The kids absolutely love it when we use Kahoot as it is setup in a game-based format in which they earn points for correct answers. We've used this site to review common/proper nouns, math facts, 3D shapes, and fractions to name a few. Today we used the site to practice our math fact fluency.